The Boise Depot is Celebrating 91 years in The Treasure Valley
An iconic landmark in Boise's Skyline is turning 91 this Sunday.
With the amazing views from the inside and the outside of the Historic Boise Train Depot, no wonder there is a celebration to be had. Only this time, it's to commemorate 91 years as a Treasure Valley staple. This Spanish Style structure has long sat atop Capital Boulevard hosting many dignitaries, dances, high class functions and wedding parties. What started off as a railway built as a Union Pacific depot, the structure was designed by a New York architect in 1924 who said of his creation, "It's the most beautiful structure of its kind in the west. A 96 foot bell tower, a great hall with a surface of 3,542 square feet ushered in and accommodated up to 300 people in its busiest of days. This also was the site of the FIRST transcontinental steamer which pulled into the station in 1925, where thousands where on hand to witness this new way of travel across the country. It was here as well in 1997 where Amtrack ran its last passenger train from the station out of the city forever.
There have been many historical events that have taken place at the top of Capital Blvd looking down on the City. This Sunday, you are invited to take part in another one, the Birthday of the Boise Depot as it blows out the candles on it's 91st year.
The event starts at 11:00 A.M. with free tours, snacks and visits to and from the famous Bell Tower. You can take in the history of the site or just walk around and get some amazing pictures of our city that we get to call home.
To learn more about the History of the Boise Train Depot click HERE.